NEPSE’s Week Ends with 0.67% Gain


The trading week concluded on a positive note at the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE), as today’s session concluded with a 13.51-point gain. This uptick represented a 0.67% increase, bringing the index to a closing value of 2,030.55 points by the end of Thursday. In tandem with the benchmark index, the sensitive index, reflecting the performance of ‘A’ class stocks, also experienced a favorable movement of 0.53%. Additionally, the float index, measuring actively traded shares, showed a 0.71% increase.

Today’s market depicted an overall optimistic scenario, with the Non-Life insurance sector leading the gainers with a 1.56% increase, closely followed by the hydropower sector with a growth of 1.14%. However, three sectors—Trading, Hotels and Tourism, and Mutual Funds—failed to gain ground, witnessing declines of 0.79%, 0.25%, and 0.24%, respectively.

Despite the positivity in the market, the daily market turnover experienced a decline compared to Wednesday. The intra-day turnover for today amounted to Rs 3.1 billion, involving 8,929,152 units of shares across 309 companies in 47,699 transactions. This figure was slightly lower than Wednesday’s recorded turnover of Rs 3.4 billion.

The overall market sentiment leaned towards positivity, with 176 companies advancing, 59 declining, and 11 remaining unchanged. Notably, Peoples Hydropower Company Limited (PHCL) stood out as the sole company experiencing a remarkable 10% increase in its share values. The total market capitalization concluded at a substantial Rs 3.191 trillion.

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